The Bankroll Sports Handicapping writers discuss some entertaining facts that you may not know about the college football bowl games
5 Things You May Not Know About The NCAA Football Bowl Games
There are few more popular events to watch on TV than the college football bowl games. They not only attract football fans of the two teams in the game, but many sports fans from all walks of life. With that being said, here are five entertaining things you may not know about NCAA football bowl games.
1. In 1996 when Brigham Young University was not selected to play in the Tostito's Fiesta Bowl despite being ranked higher than Penn State who was picked, there was a mass protest on the BYU campus that included a bonfire made of Tostitos products.
2. The only time the Sugar Bowl was not played in Louisiana was in 2006 when due to the extensive damage caused by Hurricane Katrina, the game was moved to the Georgia Dome in Atlanta.
3. Three of the first five Orange Bowls played were shutouts, meaning the losing teams failed to score any points.
4. The original name for the Rose Bowl was the "Tournament East-West Football Game" and was started to feature the best college football team from the east against the best college football team from the west.
5. The 1947 Cotton Bowl pitted LSU against rival Arkansas, the final score was a 0-0 tie.
College football bowl games will continue to remain popular with football fans from all walks of life. Some of the best college football games in history have occurred during bowl games. Many Americans, and people from all around the world, look forward to the college bowl season every year, and that doesn't look like it will be changing any time soon.